Former Norway international Jan Halvor Halvorsen is being linked with the assistant coach's role at New York Red Bulls.

With news that current number two Richie Williams may be off to take the head coaching gig at DC United, Red Bulls boss Hans Backe said Halvorsen's arrival is a definite possibility.

"We've been talking about it for next year," Backe told "Get to see if we can get the background staff - get more people in."

Halvorsen has extensive managerial experience in Norway and may be included to the Red Bulls line-up, adding to the already strong European flavour.